Many times, we think of success of something that happens in one big event. We get a killer listing and get an amazing payday. A Realtor® gets coverage in the news, and suddenly they have great visibility and tons of new clients.
The truth is, though, that success is something that happens in little steps every day. The “overnight” achievements that we see are the results of hundreds of small behind-the-scenes actions. Day after day, here are the habits that can bring you the wins you’re looking for.
If you think of marketing as something that only happens when there are major events in your area, or a monthly newsletter to send, you’re missing out.
Marketing happens on dozens of ways. You can:
- Interact on social media
- Plan your next farming postcard outreach
- Set up an automated email series
- Network with people in your neighborhood
- Participate in volunteer or committee work
Anything you do to build your brand and develop clients is marketing. But it has to be intentional. Make marketing a daily habit, and you’ll be well on your way to success.
Invest in Professional Growth
When was the last time you read a book or took a class designed to make you a better Realtor®? If it’s been awhile, it’s time to develop a new habit.
If you’ve read the Miracle Morning for Real Estate Agents, you know the importance of a morning routine. Part of that morning routine is reading.
Read things that help you develop your mindset. Read things that help you understand your market. Take classes to hone your social media skills, negotiation, and email marketing. Whatever you do, invest in professional growth every day.
Prioritize Tasks & Manage Time
Being productive is a habit. It requires you to focus your time and attention on one thing at a time.
This kind of concentration doesn’t come naturally. It takes practice and a daily routine.
Some habits you can use to build productivity include:
- Prioritize tasks that bring in leads and clients
- Time blocking
- Managing your energy
- Manage your social media time well
Is managing your time a daily habit? If not, you have a lot more success available to you!
Being of service is not just something we do for our clients. Being of service can be a daily habit, and should be if we want higher levels of accomplishment.
How can you adopt a mindset of service? Look for ways to serve your coworkers. See what you can do to help your friends and relatives. If you pass a stranger who can use help raking their yard, stop and help!
When you focus on service, you’re opening doors of opportunity. Remember not to define it too narrowly. Who can you reach out to today? How can you make serving a daily habit of your life?
Take Care of Yourself
From exercise to proper nutrition, taking care of yourself is the final key habit of success. Every day, you should do something that makes you better, mentally, physically, and emotionally.
If you’re interested in ideas, here are some things I know that help:
- Getting enough sleep
- Eating healthfully
- Working out regularly
- Time in a bubble bath or hot tub
- Getting a massage
Taking care of yourself doesn’t have to take a lot of time or money. It does, however, need to be part of your daily habits.
Habits help your daily activities take less of your decision-making brain power. When you can create small, positive habits that move your life and business forward, you are unstoppable!
This article was originally posted/written by Active Rain.